Vaucluse is in the grip of poverty.
The department had the highest rate in the region with 19.5% in 2020 against 17% for the region and 14.5% for the whole of France.
Certain districts of the city of Avignon would have an even higher rate of poverty, as in South Monclar, which has a rate of 62.6%, reveals
The Vaucluse juggles with a fragile balance.
The proportion of executives and intermediate occupations is lower than the national average while that of employees and manual workers is higher.
The number of RSA beneficiaries on the rise in 2020
The first confinement, in March 2020, did not help the situation.
The number of RSA beneficiaries increased by 14.39%.
At that time, nearly 18,226 households were receiving this aid in the department.
The unemployment rate is currently 10.4%, a figure higher than for the whole region (9.1%) and the country (8%).
According to the study by Insee Paca, published on May 25, 2021, and relayed by
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, Vaucluse was ranked 5th in the metropolitan area of the poorest departments in France, just after Seine-Saint- Denis (28.4%), the Pyrénées-Orientales (21%), Aude (20.7%) and Haute-Corse 20.6%.
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